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April 13, 2018

Today, the U.S. government announced nearly $67 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) at the DRC Humanitarian Conference held in Geneva, Switzerland.

April 12, 2018

Now, I know that among the world's political commentators, we have a number of pessimists these days, who see dark things. They seem to believe that progress is slowing down. They seem to believe that conflict and instability will dominate the world for some time to come, and some of them even suggest that democracy itself is in trouble. These same critics sometimes point to the number of young people today as a problem. There's a cause for concern.

After all, there are 1.8 billion young people in the world today. This is the largest youth population in history. They know that about 90 percent of young people live in developing countries. But you and I know, of course, that where the critics may see challenge, we see opportunity. With each motivated, active, and engaged young mind, we see the seeds of solution, innovation, and hope.

April 10, 2018

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) welcomes Dr. Kenneth Staley as the new Global Malaria Coordinator, responsible for the strategy and implementation of the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI).

April 10, 2018
Press Briefing with Bureau of Food Security Official Regina Eddy

This is an important topic, and we appreciate your interest. Allow me to frame the challenge presented by this new pest in Africa, the Fall Armyworm. After a few opening remarks, I’m very eager to take your questions and have a conversation so we can understand more about the important impacts to food security in Africa.

The Fall Armyworm poses a great challenge to agriculture in Africa, threatening food security and livelihoods. It has been identified in over 35 countries in the past year, in most of sub-Saharan Africa. The pest has the potential to cause billions of dollars in damage and put hundreds of millions at risk for hunger.

April 9, 2018
Media Advisory

From April 11-16, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to Lima, Peru to attend the Summit of the Americas.

April 3, 2018
Panel Discussion on the Role of the U.S. in Stabilizing Iraq and Syria After ISIS

In both Iraq and Syria, our role in stabilization is very carefully defined. And the specific activities -- naturally, as they should -- vary with the setting. There's no one-size-fits-all approach, at least not one that would accomplish the goals that we all want to see and that the President wants to see. Most importantly, our success -- USAID's success -- depends upon the success of the State Department in mobilizing international resources in their role, but also, of course, DOD helping us to have access and security. Without their success, we can't possibly do what it is that we seek to do.

April 3, 2018

While the United States will continue to provide much needed aid, no amount of humanitarian or development assistance will end this conflict and the suffering of millions. An enduring solution will only come through a comprehensive political agreement, which will require compromise from all sides. To that end, we support the UN Special Envoy's efforts to restart talks.

April 3, 2018

Today, the United States announced nearly $87 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help the people of Yemen, who face the world's largest food-security emergency and worst cholera outbreak, driven by more than three years of war. This funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance for the Yemen response since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2017 to more than $854 million.

March 30, 2018
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Counselor Thomas H. Staal will travel to Geneva, Switzerland from April 1 to April 5, 2018.

March 30, 2018
Media Advisory

On April 3, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will participate in a conference sponsored by the U.S. Institute of Peace called "Views from the U.S. Administration, Iraq and Syria Military Leaders and the Region." Administrator Green will join U.S. Central Command Commander General Joseph Votel, and the Department of State's Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, Brett McGurk, for a panel discussion on the role of the United States in stabilizing Iraq and Syria after ISIS.

March 29, 2018

On behalf of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), I congratulate Dr. Robert Redfield on his new position as Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). From fighting tuberculosis and malaria to preventing the spread of HIV and advancing global health security, our two institutions work together around the world to save lives. We look forward to continuing this important collaboration with Dr. Redfield and our HHS/CDC colleagues.

Mark Green, USAID Administrator, speaks at an event in India
March 23, 2018

As World Tuberculosis Day approaches, the U.S. Agency for International Development celebrates the lives saved by the efforts to combat tuberculosis globally, and reflects on the work that lies ahead of us to eliminate this deadly disease. Led by USAID, the U.S. Government is the largest donor to the international fight against tuberculosis, and provides financial and technical support in countries with the highest burden of the disease.

March 21, 2018

I believe that we are shaping an Agency that is capable of leveraging our influence, authority, and available resources to literally transform the way that humanitarian and development assistance are provided. Alongside the rest of the world, it will help us better meet the daunting challenges that we see today. With your support and guidance, we will ensure that USAID remains the world's premiere international development agency and continues the important work we do each day to protect America's future security and prosperity.

March 20, 2018

Today, the United States announced new humanitarian assistance to support Venezuelans in Colombia, who are fleeing desperate poverty, hunger, and tyranny in their home country. In partnership with Colombia, this initial, and immediate commitment of $2.5 million will provide emergency food and health assistance for vulnerable Venezuelans and the Colombian communities who are hosting them.

March 19, 2018

Many hundreds of millions of dollars have been generously provided to alleviate suffering and fostering economic development. But they are being robbed of their full value by crisis, conflict, and poor governance. Last year alone, America's foreign assistance for the DRC exceeded $546 million. Our humanitarian contributions totaled more than $209 million. The agency that I'm privileged to lead, the United States Agency for International Development, contributed more than $130 million worth of food assistance and more than $136 million for health programs.

March 19, 2018

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) concluded a two-day workshop in Baghdad with 33 organizations seeking to create and design activities together that will assist in the voluntary return of displaced Iraqis to the Ninewa Plain and western Ninewa, and to encourage those who are already in their communities to remain.

March 16, 2018
Media Advisory

On March 19, U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green will travel to New York City, New York to attend a United Nations Security Council Briefing on the humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Administrator Green will be calling on the international community to join the United States as it prepares to scale up assistance to reach the more than 13 million people in need of urgent humanitarian aid in DRC, where political instability and conflict have created one of the world's most pressing global crises.

March 12, 2018

On Friday, March 9, 2018, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green hosted a Forum on Preventing Sexual Misconduct, which brought together senior USAID staff; the USAID Inspector General; and representatives from key partners, including non-governmental organizations, for-profit contractors, and United Nations agencies. Administrator Green reiterated the Agency's commitment to zero tolerance for sexual misconduct, and emphasized that USAID and its partners must share a commitment to the values of inclusion, integrity, dignity, and respect. The Administrator stressed that USAID and its partners have an obligation, as well as a moral imperative, to protect beneficiaries, especially children, young women, and other vulnerable populations.

March 8, 2018

Today, on International Women's Day, we celebrate achievements on the journey to gender equality and women's empowerment around the world. No country can succeed if it excludes the talents and voices of half its population. At USAID, we believe gender equality and women's empowerment are not just a part of development, but are the core of development. We are committed to breaking down the barriers that keep women from reaching their full potential.

March 8, 2018

Today, USAID Administrator Mark Green and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump launched USAID's latest initiative to empower women around the world, the WomenConnect Challenge.  The Challenge will identify and support solutions to increase the access to, and the use of, digital technology, by women and girls to drive positive health, education, and livelihood outcomes for themselves and their families.


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